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  When your friend gets married, you want to shower her with lots of love, and of course, lots of gifts! Here’s a list of thoughtful, meaningful, and also creative and unique, gifts for that girl who has everything. Passport Case – Perfect for that bride-to-be with an exciting, international honeymoon planned with her husband-to-be.…

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For our brides with a pooch, its hard to even think of excluding our lovable canine from our wedding day! As part of the family, we want to include our sidekick on every adventure we take. Our wedding should be no different! The question is: how exactly do we include our dog in our people-only…

Wedding Cocktails

Signature cocktails are becoming a major trend in weddings and we absolutely love it. Have you considered how to create your personalized beverage for your big day? We have a couple tips on how to concoct and display these drinks for your guests to enjoy all night long! Consider The Season When coming up with…

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress

The wedding dress! The focal point of the entire evening and the elegant ensemble that makes being a bride so magical. We dream of the perfect dress and can’t wait to put it on. Sometimes our dream gown just doesn’t fit quite right though. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable while saying…

Avila Dawn Events Wedding Menu

Let’s be real for a minute — food is an incredibly important detail in a wedding. Whether you are aiming for a full sit down dinner or buffet of hors d’oeuvres and delectables, make it count! When the music gets bumping and everyone wants to dance, the last thing you need is any “hangry” guests…

What To Expect Now That You Have The Ring

“I said yes!”.. Now what? After the big proposal and excitement, you could now be facing stress and uncertainty about where to go to start planning your wedding. Our first tip, don’t forget to breathe! This is such a common question you may be asking yourself or other people once you get the ring on…

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Man oh Man… can I tell you that I had a ball working with Sonya to plan her and Richard’s nuptials, Part 2. The couple originally got married in the Dominican Republic, but wanted to have a large celebration with their family and friends here in the States. Sonya is all about GLAM… so four chandeliers…

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This wedding venue was a first for me and I was so happy that I was able to work with Melissa and Brian to craft their perfect zoo reception. The couple were married at the groom’s home church, followed with their reception in the Ndoki Lodge at Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens. As guests arrived they…

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Wedding planned by Avila Dawn Events | www.aviladawnevents.com
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Andrew + Zina’s wedding represented their love for the water. The couple lives by the motto “Life is Better at the Lake” and truly wanted to encompass this throughout their wedding design and guest experience. The ceremony was held on the back lawn of a private estate that overlooked Lake Murray. After the ceremony, guests…

Lake Murray Wedding in Columbia, SC planned by Avila Dawn Events

I am finally starting to get into my blogging groove and have lots to share. Today, we are sharing the wedding of Ashley and Brandon. I met this couple back in December 2014. We spoke on the phone two days before Christmas and really hit it off. The couple lives in Florida, but would be…

Columbia SC Wedding, Embassy Suites, Avila Dawn Events
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I can’t believe I am just getting around to blogging about this wedding! Lots has happened with this couple since their wedding day.  Kristen + James were married in October 2014 at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA with their reception following at The Westin Savannah, where they got engaged on New Years Eve. A year…

Forsyth Park Ceremony, Westin Reception planned by Avila Dawn Events
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It’s Wedding Wednesday and today I am sharing Ashley & Kendall’s wedding!! When I first met the couple, they wanted to host their wedding in their newly purchased home’s backyard. The outside was beautiful and would of been very lovely. However after talking through the pros and cons of hosting 150 people at their home…

Same Sex Wedding in Columbia SC at the Corley Mill House planned by Avila Dawn Events